Achi Seed

Achi seed is botanically called “Brachystegia Eurycoma”, It is commonly used in the eastern part of Nigeria by the Igbos, the Akwa-Ibom/calabars. When the seed is grounded, the Achi powder is added to traditional soups and dishes.

The Igbos commonly call it Achi while the Akwa-Ibom/calabars call it “Akpa”. The seed is dry, flat & round in shape. It is an emulsifier and thickener for traditional soups in Nigeria. Once ground it is white brownish powder in colour.


Achi is used in making uziza, oha, Egusi, and Nsala soup.

Benefits of Achi
  1. It is a very rich source of protein, carbohydrate, and crude fiber.
  2. It has a high rate of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and sodium
  3. It contains vitamin c, Vitamin b6, and provitamin A as beta-carotene
  4. It is a flavourant
  5. It is an excellent source of antioxidants                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Visit our Contact Us Page


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